On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at approximately 3:25 p.m. the Niagara Regional Police Service, the Niagara Emergency Medical Services and the Wainfleet Fire Rescue and Emergency Services responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Forks Road near Townline Road in the City of Welland within the Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario.
Initial investigation revealed that a 2005 Mazda RX8 was east bound on Forks Road in a very heavy rain. The driver / single occupant of this 2005 Mazda motor vehicle decided to pass other traffic that had slowed to drive according to the weather and road conditions. This driver lost control of the 2005 Mazda and crossed into the west bound lane of traffic on Forks Road striking a west bound 2009 Pontiac van. The 2005 Mazda then left the roadway and came to rest in the ditch on the north side of Forks Road. The 24 year old male driver is a resident of Welland and was taken by ambulance to the Welland Health Sciences – General Hospital in serious condition. When the weather cleared this male was flown to the Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital Site. The two occupants of the 2009 Pontiac are also Welland residents and were transported to the Welland Health Sciences – General Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries and are expected to be released this evening. This collision remains under investigation by Detectives of the Niagara Regional Police Services Collision Reconstruction Unit.
Any witnesses with information regarding this collision are asked to contact investigators at (905) 688-4111, extension 5500.

Incident Number: 2014-57402
Submitted By: Shane Donovan
Approved By: Shane Donovan

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